Samuel Johnson

1709 - 1784

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on diligence, impossibility, and skill

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xii.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on education, good, and power

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit,and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on admiration and charm

There are charms made only for distant admiration.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on diligence, hope, and learning

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on life

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Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abstinence and difficulty

Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on imitation

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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